Course Descriptions – Computer Literacy

Course Descriptions – Computer Literacy 2017-01-26T08:44:18+00:00

WATC offers many transferable general education courses. Here is a list of course descriptions – computer literacy classes, many offered in class or online by WATC.

*Course has been approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for transfer as a direct equivalent at all public postsecondary institutions in Kansas.

CED 101 Computer Essentials 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop students’ computer literacy, keyboarding skills and to meet the needs of students in the associate degree programs and technical certificate programs. The student will learn from hands-on experiences basic skills in file management utilities, word processing, spreadsheets, and graphical presentations in the Windows environment.

CED 102 Keyboarding 1 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop utilization of the touch system of keyboarding on the standard keyboard and manipulation of the operative parts of the keyboard. Emphasis will be on accuracy with speed.

CED 108 Word Processing 3 Cr Hrs

Emphasizes an intensive use of word processing software to create and revise business documents. Topics include: equipment and supplies maintenance and usage, work area management, word processing software, and productivity.

CED 115 Computer Applications 3 Cr Hrs*

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include: computer terminology, introduction to the windows environment, introduction to networking, introduction to word processing, introduction to spreadsheets, and introduction to databases.

CED 116 Advanced Word 2 Cr Hrs

Upon completion of this course students should understand the basic concepts of Word, perform character and paragraph formatting, manage text flow, create and modify tables, work with headers and footers, use illustrations and graphics, create and proof documents, create references and hyperlinks, and perform mail merges.

CED 117 Advanced Excel 2 Cr Hrs

Upon completion of this course students should understand the basic concepts of Excel, be able to format cells, ranges, and worksheets, work with data, use basic and advanced formulas and functions, create and modify charts, insert pictures and shapes to a worksheet.

CED 118 Advanced Powerpoint 2 Cr Hrs

Upon completion of this course students should understand the basic essentials of PowerPoint, insert and modify text on slides, add tables, graphics, and video to presentations, use transitions and animations, secure and share a presentation. Students should be able to create and present a PowerPoint presentation.

CED 120 Advanced Computer Applications 3 Cr Hrs

This course enhances computer literacy and meets the needs of students in associate degree and/or certificate programs. The students will learn from hands-on experiences, advanced skills in word processing, spreadsheet applications, and graphical presentations in the Windows environment.

CED 121 Advanced Word 1 Cr Hr

Upon completion of this course students should understand the basic and advanced concepts of Word. Students should be able to pass the Microsoft Word Certification Exam.

CED 122 Advanced Excel 1 Cr Hr

Upon completion of this course students should understand the basic and advanced concepts of Excel. Students should be able to pass the Microsoft Excel Certification Exam.

CED 123 Advanced PowerPoint for Office Professionals 1 Cr Hr

Upon completion of this course students should understand the basic and advanced concepts of PowerPoint.  Students should be able to pass the Microsoft PowerPoint Certification Exam.

CED 124 Advanced Access 1 Cr Hr

Upon completion of this course students should understand the basic and advanced concepts of Access. Students should be able to pass the Microsoft Access Certification Exam.

CED 125 Introduction to Desktop Publishing 3 Cr Hrs

Provides a study of word processing and desktop publishing. Topics include: desktop publishing concepts, advanced word processing concepts, development of macros, presentation graphics concepts, and troubleshooting applications.

*Course has been approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for transfer as a direct equivalent at all public postsecondary institutions in Kansas.

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There is a growing list of courses approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for guaranteed transfer among all Kansas public postsecondary institutions. Click here for more information.

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Students interested in select programs are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.

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